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Today's News

  • Economic development group seeks input

    A group working to help regions develop effective approaches to workforce and economic development is seeking public input.

    In order to build an approach that will continue to work in the region, Wired65 officials have developed a survey to collect insight from current and former residents of the region. The survey is available at www.Wired65.org and must be completed by July 31.

  • Intrepid celebrates 40 years

    More than a hundred current and former employees of Intrepid USA Home Health and their families gathered on Saturday, June 28 to reminisce and celebrate 40 years of service in the Lake Cumberland area.

  • Kessler, Cochran duo winners in Open Talent

    Samuel Kessler, 8, and Tori Cochran, 11, recently competed against 13 other acts in the Q-104 Open Talent Contest as part of the Taylor County Fair. They were the winners in the age 11 to 15 category. They sang a duet comprised of English and Italian titled, "The Prayer," which was recorded by Celine Dion and Josh Groban. They received a cash award and a medal. Kessler is the son of Richie and Sonya Kessler of Campbellsville. Cochran is the daughter of Scot and Beth Cochran of Campbellsville.

  • Property transfers for July 17

    The amount listed is the price paid or the fair market value of the property.

    Campbellsville Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Campbellsville to Buckhorn Investments Inc. of Campbellsville, a tract of land on South Columbia Avenue, 0.1439 acre, $7,551.

    Brooke Herron and Joshua D. Houk of Austin Drive in Campbellsville and Tiffany M. Marrett of Gloria Avenue in Lebanon to Joshua D. and Angela Brooke Houk of Austin Drive in Campbellsville, tract 14 of the Caldwell Division, survivorship, fair market value $15,000.

  • Special meeting for TCHS council

    A special meeting has been called for the Taylor County High site-based decision making council.

    The meeting will be at the school today (Monday) at 7:15.

    There is only one item on the agenda: to recommend employee positions.

  • New County building inspector appointed

    Taylor County has a new building inspector.

    At last week's Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates discussed the appointment of a new building inspector to replace Kenny Phillips.

    Phillips announced at the June Court meeting that he would resign his position because his duties at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Fire Department have increased.

    After a lengthy discussion, magistrates appointed Carly Fudge of Adair County.

  • Public record for July 14

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-048, filed 5/27/08; Michael Craig Wright of Greensburg Road in Campbellsville v. Ritchie Taylor of Blue Ridge Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes for cabinets, $620 and $91 in court costs.

    08-S-056, filed 6/13/08; Cash Express of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Jeffrey Rodgers of North Jackson Street in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on loan, $287.50 and $91 in court costs.

  • Booster seat law goes into effect tomorrow

    Parents in Kentucky will be required to take new measures to protect their children in the car.

    Starting tomorrow, if your child is under 7 years of age and is between 40 and 50 inches tall, he or she will have to ride in a booster seat. The new requirements are part of a new state law that sets forth guidelines for child safety seats, booster seats and seat belts.

    Captain Tim Lucas, commander of the KSP Highway Safety Branch, stated that the new law will be phased in over the next year.

  • What's best for America

    There have certainly been a lot of disturbing headlines in the news this political season, and much of it is coming not from TV, newspapers or the Internet, but from my own friends and neighbors. During the past year, I have personally heard the following things being said:

    "That Mormon could never be my president."

    "I don't think it's a woman's place to be president, but I'd rather vote for her than that other one."

    "Barrack Hussein Obama would surrender Iraq to Iran as the very first thing he would do. How can you doubt that?"

  • We need to get along

    Economic development and tourism are two vital initiatives for any community. And because of that, agencies for both should work together to improve the appearance, opportunities and perceptions of our county.

    Tourism is what brings people to Taylor County. The Economic Development Authority brings industry, and with that comes jobs. Combine the two together ... and people can stay in our community permanently.

    It's a shame that there appears to be a tense working environment between the two. They should have open communication, especially working so close together.